Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon viminalis 'CC19' PBR

Scarlet Flame™ - Ultra-compact, self cleaning, with showy red flowers

Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon viminalis 'CC19' PBR

Native Shrubs & Ground Covers Range


Plant Description: This Callistemon has an ultra-compact form and a fine leaf. It produces masses of showy red flowers and once finished flowering it is self-cleaning, so you don't get that just finished flowering look for very long.

Height & Width: 60cm-1.5m high x 60cm-1m wide (depending on conditions).

Foliage: New growth in autumn and spring shows masses of rustic red colour.

Flowers: Bright red flowers from September to November.

Uses: Small to Medium hedge (also as a specimen shrub).

Position & Tolerances: Full sun to part shade. Drought tolerant and cold hardy. 

Soil Type: Most soil types.

Best Planting Time: March to October.

Planting Density: 1-2 plants per linear metre (1-3 plants per m²).

Where it thrives: QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA and WA.

Pruning: Prune 1-2 times per year after flowering for a tidy hedge, or every 2-3 years for a more natural shape.

Establishment & Extra Care: 

  • Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established.
  • Plant in a well mulched garden, a chunky mulch is recommended.
  • Use slow release fertiliser in spring, if required.


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